Moscow Metro tour

We have chosen several Moscow metro stations to help you to make out the beauty of the Moscow “underground palaces”, to admire details of decoration, to estimate beauty and quality of the materials used for stations` finishing, to get into sense of mosaics and bas-reliefs.

During the excursion you will find out the history of appearance and development of Moscow Metro. You will see examples of stations of different periods.

You will understand how change of historical stages and Soviet ideology influenced architecture, technologies of construction and finishing materials: in the 1930th there was the search of new construction decisions; in 1940-50 there was the cult of Stalin personality and memory of the Great Patriotic War; in 1950-60 appeared dethronement of the cult of Stalin personality and fight against the excessive decoration; since the 1980th there was an appearance of a kaleidoscope of the stations decorated absolutely differently: from a mosaic to metal designs in modernist style.

Route: Okhotny Riad — Teatralnaya — Ploschad Revolyutsii — Kurskaya (radial) — Kurskaya (circle line) — Komsomolskaya (circle line) — Novoslobodskaya.

Meeting point: on the pedestrian bridge in the center of Komsomolskaya metro station (radial).
Duration: 2 hours.
Guide: art historian Maria Nikitina.

Cost of the excursion ticket: for group to 9 people 6500 rub.; to 10-15 people 11 500 rub.; to 15-20 people 15 000 rub.

To each participant the radio-guide for excellent audibility is given. We advise to take your own earphones. It is necessary to have with you a deposit for the radio-guide (1000 rub. each or an identification card).

For booking call + 7 (499)-321-70-71 (72)

 

Walking tour «Historical Moscow»

Панорама Китай-города с обзорной площадки ЦДМ на Лубянке

Duration: 3 hours

The cost of the walking tour for a group of 25 people: 10 500 rubles. The tour includes guide service in English.

Visiting the Old English Court and the Museum of Archaeology — 6000 rubles for a group of 25 people.

We will make a three-hour walking tour around Red Square and the Alexander Gardens, visit the Theatre Square, walk along the streets Varvarka – the open-air museum of ancient architecture, Nikolskaya — the street of the Enlightenment, visit the Birgevaya Square — in the heart of Moscow City, stroll across the cozy and quiet alleys of Kitay-gorod — the oldest part of Moscow. In the end we will come up to the observation platform on the roof of the Central Children’s store to see the beautiful panorama of Kitay-gorod from bird`s-eye view.

You will learn who built the Moscow Kremlin, how did the Red Square appeared and which events occurred there, what was previously instead of the Alexander Gardens, who and why built the Kitay-gorod wall and why it is called this way, where the first higher education institution in Russia appeared and where was published the first book, where Moscow merchants earned money and how they relaxed.

You will see the walls and towers of the Moscow Kremlin, State Historical Museum, Cathedral of St. Basil, Lenin’s Mausoleum, the part of Kitay-Gorod wall, Chambers of Zaryadye, Old English Court and the Old Merchant Court, the Stock Exchange building, The Moscow Print Yard, Zaikonospassky Monastery, Bolshoy and Maly Theaters, the hotel «Metropol“, the Lubyanka building and the building of the Military Collegium of the Supreme Court of the Soviet Union.

For booking: +7 (495) 637 70 05, mosburo@mosmuseum.ru

Sightseeing bus tour around Moscow

Автор - Аринин ЕвгенийDuration: 3 hours

The cost of a group of 40 people: 23 500 rubles. Includes rental of a tourist bus (not more than 4 hours, then hourly), guide service in English.

Available as day and night tour

During a three-hour city tour we will see the most beautiful streets, avenues and squares of Moscow, walk through the Red Square and the Alexander Gardens, admire the panorama of the capital with a bird’s-eye view on the Sparrow Hills.

You’ll learn about when and by whom Moscow was founded, how it has evolved and was surrounded by the lines of fortifications,  how it was beautifully decorated by temples, chambers and palaces; how over the centuries not only the appearance of our city has changed, but also the life and lifestyle of Muscovites! Moscow buildings saved the memories of the great princes, Russian emperors and the Soviet leaders; how the most important events of Russian history were immortalized  by the Muscovites in the streets and squares of the city.

You will enjoy the sight of the Moscow Kremlin, St. Basil’s Cathedral and Lenin’s Mausoleum on the Red Square, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Alexander Gardens, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, the Bolshoi and Maly Theatres, the complex of buildings of the Presidential Administration in the Staraya Square, the parks along the embankments of the Moscow River, Seven Sisters, Victory Park on Poklonnaya Hill, the Moscow-City complex.

For booking: +7 (495) 637 70 05, mosburo@mosmuseum.ru